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    I was hanging out at my friends house one

    afternoon after school. He was painting his bathroom and I was standing in the hall talking to him. I started to feel strange... Like I was light headed so sat down. I wasn't feeling weird because of the paint fumes as it has never bothered me before. The next thing I know I'm...
    junebug787 junebug787 16-17, F 1 Response Mar 11, 2014

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    I felt very sick in the early hours in school.

    I finally brought it to the teachers attention later in the day. So, everyone was going to mass to say a farewell to one of the teachers who was retiring, so I was left in a room. I felt dizzy, I was vomiting, crying, etc. I waited 3 hours for them to come back. I was brought...
    alpaca7 alpaca7 16-17, F Feb 28, 2014

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    Linda

    I've only ever fainted once but my wife, Linda has fainted 29 times, been knocked unconscious once by a boy at school and had 11 general anaesthetics.She has fainted at church, school, work, hospital and home. When she fainted at work she must have knocked herself out too or just...
    gingertom5005 gingertom5005 61-65, M 4 Responses Dec 12, 2008

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    Pe Faint, Appendices Burst :/

    I fainted once in PE. I personally think I'm a very strong person when it comes to illnesses, I hate making a fuss and don't like the attention but this one day I got up in the morning and my stomach was hurting quite a bit. Since I had experienced IBS before but grew out of it I...
    EmilysmithErsonrules EmilysmithErsonrules 16-17, F 2 Responses Oct 1, 2011

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    Fainting is a strange experience.

    For many people, it can be a real ordeal: it may be a frequent occurrence, it may have happened in public or in some other really embarrassing situation. I have fainted only once in my life, and in many ways I had it pretty easy when I did: I wasn’t ill, it wasn’t in public...
    macmann macmann 56-60, M 1 Response Oct 19, 2014

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    And Again

    usually i just faint around blood or needles but this time after i was done horseback riding on a trail as soon as i got off and started walking I started blacking out because it was so hot outside. I eventually just layed down on the grass. It actully feels good to do so.
    hannahmiriam hannahmiriam 22-25, F 2 Responses Aug 23, 2010

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    Was It Real!?

    It was winter and i was out on one of the morning wanders I always have. I decided to get my friends to come with me and we went to the den. The den was ages away and my chest was really hurting but i stupidly ignored it I hatte the fuss people make over every small thing. So...
    thefainter thefainter 13-15, F Mar 15, 2012

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    Fainted At The Gym Again!

    Here's the story.... I haven't been going to the gym for a couple months because of my side job as a model. So, obviously I'm a tad out of shape. I go back to the gym and do some light work on my upper body. I'm not accustomed to some of the workout machines because they are new...
    Dot11 Dot11 26-30, M 2 Responses Oct 10, 2012

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    Mid/late last year (2014) I was standing in the

    middle of my room, trying to work out why I came in here, when next thing I know I'm sprawled out on the floor with my head on the side railing of my bed. My head pounded rhythmically, stabbing almost. Apparently I made a bang when I hit my head because I could hear people...
    BriGrace BriGrace 13-15, F Feb 21

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    That burping game !!!

    .?. And i Fainted? I was doing that burping on command thing, don't ask me why, i was like 10, and i was doing ok. Then suddenly I felt strange in a horrid way. I had gone dizzy, i felt sick, then bang, passed out on the floor. I woke up and that was weird, but after like 2 and 1...
    Elle2002 Elle2002 16-17, F Jun 2, 2014

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    Oh-kayyyyyy, so I may be a little out of date

    posting my stories but I have reasons. Anyway It was a Tuesday, I had just walked into the last lesson of school and i felt fine, not dizzy, lightheaded or anything, then suddenly I woke up in the room, there were 2 people, my teacher and next doors teacher, the rest of the...
    thedimone thedimone 13-15, F 2 Responses Sep 24, 2014

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    In My Teens

    I was kneeling in the bathroom floor while my step sister used me for a practice head of hair.  I told her i was feeling funny and of course she just told me to sit still..... I fainted...she thought i was faking it........until my head banged against the toilet....LMAO...
    Lexus Lexus 36-40, F 1 Response Dec 27, 2007

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    I had about 13 friends over

    for a sleepover. We were all in the basement while my parents were in their bedroom upstairs. I was feeling really sick. Nausea and dizziness. I told my closest friend that I wasn't feeling well and had to sit down for a while. She kept asking if I was okay and I told her yes...
    Flexiforevs Flexiforevs 13-15, F 1 Response Jul 21, 2014

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    I was suffering from dehydration due to a

    illness and because I am pig headed I kept trying to do things when my body clearly needed rest. That feeling..the tingling and then fade to black. Awesome and scary at the same time.
    JackisMe JackisMe 41-45, M 1 Response Dec 13, 2014

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    Dreams

    I passed out for the 4th time in my life today and I'm getting more and more curious about it.  The first time I don't remember well, but I was about 9 and drowning in the ocean, fading in and out of consciousness until the lifeguards saved me.  The second time was in...
    deleted deleted 26-30 5 Responses Mar 18, 2008

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    Not fun. Didn't happen often

    but when it does it is always at the worst time. It happened at school last year and my teacher **** a brick. He had no idea what to do. Although I usually almost immediately get up, it still sucks.
    persononinternet persononinternet 18-21, M 2 Responses Jan 11, 2014

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    Fainted After I Was Humiliated

    I had a free consultation in a pharmacy store and I was humiliated by a doctor telling me that I am already 19 years old and I should have went all by myself into the consultation without the help of my mom. The reason why I did not go by myself is because I'm afraid I might...
    isha07 isha07 18-21, F 3 Responses Sep 28, 2013

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    Ending With A Thud

    Now, I have only ever fainted once, or twice in my entire life, and it did involve some drama. Well, quite a lot. In fact, I recall fainting twice in one day. When I was thirteen, I got told I had Vertigo. (When a person thinks that their surroundings are constantly moving) Now...
    Trespasser1479 Trespasser1479 16-17, M 1 Response May 28, 2013

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    I passed out during class today.

    ... And no one cared...
    papasshortie papasshortie 18-21, F 3 Responses Mar 4, 2014

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    Horrible Allergic Reaction

     I'd never had a reaction that bad. Still not sure what it was. Probably the sunflower seeds. I thought it was going away when my lip and throat swelling went down... then came the itching. Took a shower in an attempt to wash all the itchy off, but it just got worse. By...
    sombrehippie sombrehippie 22-25, F Mar 12, 2009

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    I have fainted twice.

    The first time happened while I was cutting an onion. The knife slipped and I sliced my thumb. I went to the sink and washed it off, and after it stopped bleeding I stood over the counter trying to catch my breath. I could slowly feel my body losing control and my vision...
    BoundlessPancake BoundlessPancake 26-30, F 1 Response Jan 3

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    I work at a 24/hr restaurant

    and the other night I was working the closing shift. It was about 10:00 and we were not too busy which gave me time to clean the dining room. I was sweeping the floor when I started to feel really woozy. I lent on the wall that divided the dining room for support. I felt like...
    dhdnfbek dhdnfbek 26-30 1 Response Feb 17, 2014

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    Twice, With Dreams.

    Is it common to dream when you faint? I've tried searching about it and I've seen people state that you can't dream when you're passed out. What do you people with experience say about this? My first time was when I was 6 or 7 I think. I can't remember the fainting itself...
    aetherelement aetherelement 16-17, F 9 Responses Jun 12, 2010

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    I was having a shower

    when my boy-friend, Matt, called over. (Not my 'boyfriend'. A boy who was a friend. :P) Anyway, he told me if I was okay, and I said yes. When he asked if he could come in, I told him no because I was in the shower. He started joking about how he wouldn't look, but I knew him. I...
    Auroan Auroan 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 29, 2014

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    I Faint Into a Dreams

    I'm 19 years old and have fainted several times in my life. (I'm trying to count them up in my head as I'm writing this) I'd say it's been anywhere from 7-10 times being that sometimes I'd pass out multiple times within the span of a few minutes. Usually the spell was triggered...
    orionsreverie orionsreverie 18-21, F 22 Responses Jun 9, 2008

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    I fainted today. I have condition where

    when stand up too fast I get really dizzy, but I've never fainted before because of it. I had been lying down and got up suddenly, not for any particular reason, and I felt the familiar sensation a dizziness, but for some reason it was a lot stronger than normal. This is...
    bunnybunny123 bunnybunny123 16-17, F 2 Responses Sep 6, 2014

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    Okay so I have quite a lot of times

    since my last post but I haven't found the time or motivation to put them on and I guess no-ones really interested in every little faint that I have. Anyway back to it, I was with some friends to celebrate my parents going away for the weekend. I felt totally fine nothing was...
    thedimone thedimone 13-15, F 1 Response Aug 26, 2014

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    I've fainted a few times,

    and I find it to be pretty embarrassing lol. - 4th Grade Choir Practice: I was 9, and we were practicing for a choir performance. It was summer in LA, and the air conditioning had broken. I began feeling dizzy, and I told the girl next to me, who didn't listen. I remember...
    countrygirlrachel countrygirlrachel 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 13

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    It's horrid! I have felt very faint on a number

    of occasions. I wont go through them all but i will go through the main ones. I was at school once, i wasn't feeling well and had been off the day before. I went to school thinking "i'll be ok", when infact i was deffinetly not. I was standing up in singing and i suddenly got...
    Elle2002 Elle2002 16-17, F Aug 30, 2014

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    I Passed Out At Home Twice

    Long story short I used to live with my step-mom and dad. My step-mom mentally abused me. In the last few years I lived there when she would start I would pass out. This only happened twice, but still it happened. Both time I passed out in front of the whole family. My step-mom...
    emmy1127 emmy1127 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 29, 2013

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    This while a little while ago.

    I was on a morning jog my with my father and dog before school it was literally five in the morning. We'd just started our run and made it down the street when I felt faint but I ignored it as I get 'pre-faint' symptoms regularly but I often don't actually faint. I continued...
    BriGrace BriGrace 13-15, F Feb 21

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    Partway through last year I was in science

    and we were doing biology. I think you can guess what happened haha. We in the science lab and the teacher explained that we were going to dissect sheep's brain and asked if anyone faints. After no-one put their hand up, I was the idiot who said no. (I hadn't fainted in front...
    BriGrace BriGrace 13-15, F Feb 21

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    It Happens Regulary

    yesterday at work and the time before that was about 3 weeks ago whilst at the vets with my dog. Since I was very young I've always fainted and must have went through it over 100 times easily (I'm now in my late 20's). Even though it happens quite regulary it is still very...
    Debs79 Debs79 26-30, F 2 Responses Jun 20, 2007

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    It happened again!! Okay

    so this time I was in school again, I was walking to find the technician because the teachers interactive whiteboard wasn't working, so I wandered around. All of a sudden I felt as if I has been shot and I could feel all of the blood pulsing through my arms. Nothing...when I...
    thedimone thedimone 13-15, F 1 Response Oct 24, 2014

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    I fainted and hit my head on the mantlepiece in

    my room (apparently. there was blood on the floor after) and I had passed out before but this time when I fully came around to consciousness I was in the car holding paper towel to my head on the way to a&e. According to my parents I had taken myself downstairs (I have a vague...
    saqwerpoiuyt saqwerpoiuyt 13-15, F Jun 15, 2014

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    Ren Faire Dramatics

    My family used to go to the Renaissance Faire every year when I was a kid.  We got dressed up in the period costumes, watched the jousting, the Manly Men in Tights (tight tights!), and ate turkey legs the size of a small child's head.  As an eight year old, I was...
    EPErica EPErica 18-21, F 5 Responses Jun 7, 2007

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    22/02/15 I was in exams,

    preparing for my GCSEs and I had just finished my physics when it was time to leave. I arose from my seat and began to wander out when I began to feel light headed. I knew what was coming and I could sort of guess where there would be a seat, so I felt around however...they had...
    thedimone thedimone 13-15, F 1 Response Feb 28

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    Six Flags New England

    ok me and my husband decided to spend the weekend with my cousin candis and her bf daren in massachusettes .. we planned to go to six flags. we went there . the weather was great well it was a little too hot for me. we had eaten at some little restaurant there. which was great...
    alwaysbeafriend alwaysbeafriend 26-30, F 1 Response Jun 10, 2007

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    I Fainted, Lights Out.

    I have fainted that many times, I have lost count!  Three times in the last six months. In October 2008 when my wife gave birth to our beautiful baby boy Ryan, there I was in the ward giving support to my wife Katrina, when half way through the birth I went out cold. ...
    scoot63 scoot63 22-25, M 3 Responses Mar 1, 2009

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    In the morning, it was 7 AM,

    I woke up and looked for a message by my darling K..... there were some, She was calling as I was, I hope to meet her some day. But not now *sigh*.... Feeling blank for sometime, I lied on bed, felt some stomach ache, I saw it was 7:15 AM, the college bus would be coming at...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Jan 20, 2014

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    Fainting Experiences

    I remember while in junior school seeing many girls faint in assembley or in class. It seemed that almost evey day during assembly there was a loud thud, and another girl was flat out on the floor. Between 1980-1983 I worked with someone who was a frequent fainter. She later...
    hev7575 hev7575 41-45 1 Response Dec 2, 2008

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    At School

    It was a normal day, like i'd eaten breakfast and everything. I was meeting with my science teacher in her office during school--just to review some stuff for a test, and I just started feeling really weird all of a sudden. I didn't feel sick or feel pain at all, just like I was...
    chocomilk chocomilk 16-17 Mar 15, 2012

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    A Bad Day At Work

    I had been having some "issues" with my husband, to put it lightly. He has a psychiatric condition that puts me under a lot of stress and when I get stressed I dont eat or sleep. I have fainted a couple of times and it was always my fault for this reason. Most recently I...
    NurseAmanda NurseAmanda 26-30, F 1 Response Nov 24, 2013

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    Faint When I Read Medical Articles

    I've fainted for other reasons too, like standing for too long, but the most common trigger for my fainting is reading medical texts. I had to have blood taken a couple years ago at the doctor's office and when the nurse first stuck the needle in my arm, no blood came out and...
    heartofglass heartofglass 41-45, F 2 Responses Jul 24, 2010

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    so yesterday, i gave blood,

    my cousin drove me home, i sat on my couch, kicked of my shoes and watched tv, my phone rang i got up and next thing i know im waking up on the floor, i was probably out for 15 min is that a long time?
    Deezny51 Deezny51 22-25, F Dec 10, 2014

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    Today I was a the hospital getting an x-ray

    done on my back. They had me standing in front of a machine and told me not to move. Before standing there very long, my vision got fuzzy and the room went dark. Because the same thing happens regularly when I stand up too fast I just ignored it. The next thing I new I was...
    Brimmless Brimmless 18-21, F Jan 20

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    It was while I was shopping.

    If been trying on all kinds of things, and as I got up from tying some boots on I came over quite dizzy. I fainted. They called the first aider and an ambulance was called. A couple of days later I went in with the boots, and returned them.
    Paca24 Paca24 18-21, F 4 Responses